A partnership was made this week between the Village of Tuckahoe and Andrus, a provider of programs and services for children and families throughout Westchester County.
Signing a long term lease for two floors of space in the Tuckahoe Village Hall,the facility will now house the Andrus Early Learning Center, a child care center for 90 infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers; as well as Andrus Family Programs, a creative array of enriching and educational services for children and families.
Andrus also plans to undertake extensive renovation of the space, using local contractors and vendors, and will double its staff, creating new permanent jobs
Searching for four years for a secure “home” for its Eastchester Child Development Center after a fire in December 2007 forced a series of temporary relocations, the Village Trustees have also been seeking suitable leaseholders for Village Hall after the departure of several long term tenants.
Andrus CEO Nancy Woodruff Ment and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond endorsed the agreement as a “unique opportunity to bring valuable resources to a vibrant community in a time of change”.
In Village Hall, the new child care center, renamed Andrus Early Learning Center, will be home to exciting new programs for children and families including Mommy/Daddy and Me, Date Night and other family support services.
The opening is planned for March 2012. For up to date information, visit the Andrus website at andruschildren.org.